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FBI to carry out counterterrorism training workout at the Riviera

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Steve Marcus

12:13 a.m. – A view of the sidewalk in front of the Riviera Monday, May 4, 2015.

Friday, June 5, 2015|6:15 p.m.

. The FBI is pertaining to the shuttered Riviera resort soon, but not to go after any criminal activity.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas said in an email today that the bureau’s Captive Rescue Group will certainly perform a “routine training workout” in the location surrounding the Riviera. She couldn’t be reached instantly for more remark and didn’t offer other details, rather directing questions to an article on the bureau’s site with background details about the captive group.

According to that short article, the hostage group is the only full-time counterterrorism unit at the bureau, and it can respond within four hours to circumstances like terrorist attacks throughout the nation.

“Operators have the ability to fast-rope from helicopters, parachute with full objective equipment, and conduct sophisticated SCUBA strategies. They are trained to be remarkable marksmen, proficient in a range of breaching techniques– including explosives– and experts in close-quarter methods. Each operator’s skill and training guarantees that the HRT can launch assaults with speed, accuracy, and, if necessary, lethal force,” the FBI says of the hostage team.

So, if you see helicopters or any other indications of FBI activity around the Riviera in the coming days, do not worry. The 60-year-old equipment that closed last month is still safe– a minimum of until the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority gets rid of it to construct more convention space.